Posts Tagged: 1977

My Project: 1977 Yamaha XS750

I started a new project. It’s a 1977 Yamaha XS750 I picked up in Virginia for $120. It obviously doesn’t run, but the engine kicks over and the frame seems straight. My plan is to strip it down to the frame and build an entirely new bike in its place. I think the XS750 is… Read more »

Stack of Dimes by MW Performance

This custom built ’77 Yamaha XS650 by MW Performance is sick. Obviously it looks badass with the unpainted aluminum and exposed welds. I love the gritty look on a cafe racer. But the performance upgrades are impressive too. The MW Performance crew dropped in a set of inverted fork tubes from a ’08 GSXR600 with… Read more »

For Sale: 1977 Yamaha RD400 (Fowler, California) $2,000

I love these old two-strokes, but this seller is fucking nuts. He or she basically has a frame, what might be a complete engine and a bunch of parts scattered across their garage floor. So where do they come up with asking $2,000? No idea. Realistically they have about $400 sitting there. No one is… Read more »

For Sale: Yamaha RD400 (Tacoma, Washington) $3,300

There’s no way in hell I would pay anything approaching the $3,300 this person is asking for this Yamaha RD400. It looks like a 1977. According to the seller the bike hasn’t been ridden since 1992. I for the life of me do not understand why people think that a bike that’s been rotting in… Read more »

For Sale: 1977 Honda CB550 (Seattle, Washington) $3,000

Here’s a 1977 Honda CB550 for sale in Seattle. It looks pretty cool, but $3,000 is a bit off the mark for a price. It’s not fully custom. To get it done completely, would take another $1,000, so I’d say maybe $2,500 would be about right. It looks nice, it just isn’t $3,000 nice, not… Read more »